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Old 08-16-2005, 12:52 PM   #1
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e-commerce web hosting

I am creating a basic e-commerce site for my in-laws home buisness, including credit card ordering.

After a decent amount of google-based research looking for a US-based hosting and a credit card gateway, Cedant seems like a decent one to try. Anyone have any experiences with them or alternate recommendations?

Thanks in advance.
Old 08-16-2005, 12:54 PM   #2
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I've heard of Cedent, but have no experience with them. I've been really happy over the years with ipowerweb. I've also heard good reports from 1&1 hosting.

Good luck!!
Old 02-28-2007, 09:08 AM   #3
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I have only recently been introduced to linux, and need to set up a server doing the same thing, and I was wondering how much luck hae you had with your server. Like what distro are u using, and how hard is it to set up the credit card service.
Old 02-28-2007, 12:42 PM   #4
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Well, the site is up and running nicely, although the orders are only trickling in because the in-laws haven't shelled out the $$$ to advertise. The site is hosted by , the payment processing is , through the reseller .

Even if I wanted to violate my ISP TOS and host the site myself, it doesn't have the type of uptime required for e-Commerce (I'd bet your's doesnt either). In using linux hosting at Dreamhost, who is relatively cheap and allows SSH access - almost essential for DIY. I wrote the site myself in php5 with the help of a book - the software sitebuilders within my price range could not handle some of the quirky requirements of the shop (like entering custom embroidered Greek text:

The code is a heavily modified version of what is found in Beginning PHP 5 and MySQL E-Commerce: From Novice to Professional

Although there were several headaches in getting it going, interfacing with the payment processors was fairly easy - if I recall correctly, it just sends an XML request to the reseller and goes from there.

If you'd like to take a peek at the finished product:


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